Jero Yun’s “Beautiful Days” to Open up BIFF

Korean filmmaker Jero Yun’s “Beautiful Days”, a tale of a North Korean woman’s defection to the South while leaving her husband and child behind is set to open the 23rd installment of the Busan Film Festival.

The announcement came this morning at a press conference at the Grand Hotel in Haeundae.

323 films from 79 countries , including 115 world premieres and 25 international premieres are scheduled.

Kim Hong-joon is also tapped to lead the New Currents Jury this year.

“Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy” by Hong Kong director Yeun Woo-ping is set to close the festival which runs from October 4-13.

Jeff Liebsch
Jeff Liebsch has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Eurobasket, Tribal Football and Yonhap News. He can be followed on Twitter at @chevybusan.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Twice-weekly updates to your inbox

The Latest

Most Summer and Fall Festivals in Gyeongnam Province Will be Canceled

After canceling or postponing almost all spring festivals due to the coronavirus outbreak earlier in the year, Gyeongnam province officials have announced that most summer and fall festivals will also be canceled.

City of Busan Adds Free Wi-Fi at Bus Stops

The city of Busan has announced that it will be implementing free public Wi-Fi service in 635 locations at bus stops from August 10 to improve the convenience of citizens using public transportation and reduce household communication costs.

Busan Police Agency Investigating Cause of Three Deaths During Last Month’s Heavy Rains

The Busan Police Agency is carrying out the search and seizure of the Dong-gu Office to find out the cause and responsibility of the Busan underpass flooding accident that claimed the lives of three people due to heavy rain on the 23rd of last month.
scattered clouds
26 ° C
26 °
26 °
83 %
40 %
28 °
28 °
29 °
28 °
29 °

Dine & Drink